Around 150 people recently attended a very successful Community Well Being Event in Armagh City Hotel, with a wide range of parents, young people and community groups all coming down on the night.
Focusing on relaxation, fun and self-care, this event also featured information stands with details on support services for drugs, alcohol and mental health and a powerful talk from Theresa Burke who sadly lost her son to drugs.
With plenty of signposting, advice, guidance, information and intervention as well as free health checks, acupuncture, exercise sessions, goodie bags and spot prizes, this event delivered a lot of vital information.
“It was great to see so many people attending this extremely important event and to educate as many people as we could on these important issues,” commented Cathy Donnelly, Vice Chair of the PCSP.
“It is so important to get this essential information across and in a way that people could take it on board in their own time. Visitors were able to pick up leaflets to read when it suited them as well as enjoy some nice treatments on offer. These issues are so emotive but it is vital that people know there is support out there should they need it.”
The event was organised by Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Policing & Community Safety Partnership (PCSP) in partnership with Southern Drug and Alcohol Communication Team Connections Service (SDACT).